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Sa Dec

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Ideal duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest Airport: Can Tho International Airport Check Flights

"The City of Flowers"

Sa Dec Tourism


A hidden gem in the Mekong Delta, the small sleepy town of Sa Dec belongs to the Dong Thap Province. The town has a sense of calmness in the air and does not draw too many tourists. Although a bit of a silent town, it can keep a tourist busy with places such as the old busy market by the river, old mansions and merchant homes, cafes, an old French Chuch and more. Sa Dec is an agricultural town with its extensive trade and practice in agriculture. It is also a river-port and an industrial trading centre. The Sa Dec economic zone consists of Chau Thanh, Lai Vung and Lap Vo districts. The three major industrial zones of the city attract many businessmen from the Mekong Delta region. Sa Dec is also quite popular for its flower nurseries especially during the time of the Tet festival.

Sa Dec was where the French novelist, Marguerite Duras used to live for a brief period in her life for 3-4 years. Sa Dec served as an original setting for her autobiographical novel ‘The Lover’ published in 1984. The culture of Vietnam and its people can truly be witnesses by just taking a stroll on the river-side by the sprawling market. There are ATMs scattered around the city Downtown. There is also a bus station and a hospital in this area, and a post office can be found near the market side.

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Places to Visit

Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House



Also known as The Lover’s house, this is one of the most significant attractions of Sa Dec. The Sino-French styled house belonged to Huynh Thuy, the 27-year-old son of a rich Chinese family. He used to be the lover of the French novelist, Marguerite Duras who used to live in Sa Dec during the 1930s. Their love affair was made famous by her book ‘The Lover’ which was later turned into a movie. It can be found on 225A Nguyen Hue Street of Sa Dec Town.

Tram Chim National Park

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The perfect destination for nature over, Tram Chin National Park is home to unique local biodiversity of flora and fauna with about 200 species of birds, some of them are endangered species. To visit the park you will have to book a tour with the National park. For cheaper options, you could go for a group tour. The entire tour happens on a boat surrounded by mangrove forests, white lotus gardens and takes about 20 hours full.

Sa Dec Flower Village

The small town of Sa Dec is very popular for its flowers in the Mekong Delta region. It is also one of the biggest flower plantations in the region. Visiting these gardens or nurseries is one of the major things to do for tourists in Sa Dec. These little blooming buds are a blessing to the eyes during the Tet festival when they are in abundance and sold in abundance to tourists and locals who come from the nearby region just before the festival.

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What is the best time to visit Sa dec?

The best time to visit sa Dec is between July to October when there is a decent amount of rainfall which makes the city lush green and also not too much rainfall which would cause an issue to get around. The flower gardens and all the nurseries of Sa Dec bloom during this period. The temperatures are highest on an average in April, at around 28.8 Celsius. January is the coldest month of the year with 26.1 Degree Celsius being average temperature. This would make the period between July - October an ideal time to visit with pleasant temperatures.
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What is the best way to reach Sa dec?

There is a bus station in the city of Sa Dec that connects it to other cities such as Ho Chi Minh (three hours), Cao Lanh (45 minutes) and Vinh Long (one hour). These buses run every day to and fro. There are also taxi services available from other cities such as Ho Chi Minh, the charges for these may differ on the basis of operators.
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What are the places near Sa dec?

The top places near to Sa dec are Sapa which is 16 km from Sa dec, Hanoi which is located 236 km from Sa dec, Halong bay which is located 364 km from Sa dec, Bac ha which is located 47 km from Sa dec, Lao cai which is located 21 km from Sa dec

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